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Vandalism at a Heartbeat of Miami pregnancy center in Hialeah, Florida, July 3, 2022.

Vandalism of churches, pro-life pregnancy centers continues after Dobbs

Jul 5, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Attacks on pro-life pregnancy centers and Catholic churches have continued, unabated, following the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson... Read more

Archbishop Gänswein and Pope emeritus Benedict XVI

Archbishop Gänswein moved to tears over Benedict XVI's comment about journey to heaven

Jul 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope emeritus’ personal secretary recalled the words during a June celebration organized by the Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI Foundation... Read more

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Church leaders in Mexico call for days of prayer for peace amid increasing violence

Jul 5, 2022

By David Ramos

“There is a wound to heal and there is the strength that the country needs today to build peace,” the... Read more

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Hong Kong. Credit: Volodymyr Dvornyk/Shutterstock

Hong Kong missionary head reportedly warned Chinese repression could worsen

Jul 5, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A Catholic priest overseeing missionaries serving in Hong Kong reportedly told the missionaries that they should prepare for a much... Read more

A painting of St. Maria Goretti by Giuseppe Brovelli-Soffredini

St Maria Goretti: Remembering one of the youngest Catholic saints

Jul 5, 2022

By Maisy Sullivan

Catholics worldwide celebrate the feast day of one of the youngest saints on July 6: St. Maria Goretti. Read more

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Texas Supreme Court allows enforcement of abortion ban

Jul 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Supreme Court of Texas on Friday ruled that the state may enforce its 1925 law banning abortion, reversing the... Read more

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Will Mexico have to wait a half-century for legal abortion to be overturned?

Jul 5, 2022

By David Ramos

Rulings that legitimize abortion by the higher courts in Mexico continue to present significant challenges for the pro-life cause in... Read more

Bishop Joy Alappatt, who was appointed Bishop of the Syro-Malabar Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Chicago July 3, 2022.

New bishop named for U.S. Syro-Malabar eparchy

Jul 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

On Sunday Pope Francis accepted the resignation of the bishop of the Syro-Malabar Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle of... Read more

Pope Francis, pictured on Oct. 4, 2014.

Pope Francis condemns 'senseless shooting,' calls for end of violence after July Fourth parade attack

Jul 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis has expressed shock and sadness over the mass shooting that led to the death of at least six... Read more

Pope Francis waves at pilgrims from China at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Sept. 7, 2016.

Pope Francis says he hopes Vatican-China deal will be renewed

Jul 5, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said he hopes the Vatican’s provisional agreement with China on the appointment of Catholic bishops will be renewed... Read more

First responders take away victims from the scene of a mass shooting at a Fourth of July parade on July 4, 2022 in Highland Park, Illinois. At least six people were killed and 19 injured, according to published reports.

Local 22-year-old man in custody in July Fourth parade shooting in Illinois

Jul 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

Authorities identified the suspect as Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III, who they believe is driving a silver Honda Fit. Read more

Photo illustration of Nigerian military uniform.

Nigerian Christian villagers claim military helicopter fired on them, not bandits

Jul 4, 2022

By Douglas Burton

Authorities deny the charge and have tried to reassure villagers the government is on their side. Read more

Cardinal Cláudio Hummes arrives for the afternoon session of the Amazon Synod, October 8, 2019.

Brazilian Cardinal Cláudio Hummes dies at 87

Jul 4, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Cláudio Hummes, archbishop emeritus of São Paulo, Brazil, died on Monday after a long illness. Read more

Pope Francis

'For the moment, no. Really!' – Pope Francis dismisses resignation rumors, says health is improving

Jul 4, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has said he has no plans to resign soon and that his knee injury is healing. Read more

Pope Francis speaks to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi after Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on June 29, 2022.

Pope Francis condemns abortion in new comments about Roe v. Wade decision, responds to question on Communion

Jul 4, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis condemned abortion in new comments about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Read more

Cristofer Pereyra is the CEO of Tepeyac Leadership, Inc. in Phoenix, Arizona.

This leadership expert is guiding faithful Catholics from the pew to the boardroom

Jul 3, 2022

By Shannon Mullen, Maisy Sullivan

Meet the founder of the Tepeyac Leadership Institute, Cristofer Pereyra. Read more

Pope Francis prays the Angelus from the window of the Apostolic Palace on July 3, 2022.

Pope Francis: Evangelization is not ‘personal activism’ but a witness of love

Jul 3, 2022

By Courtney Mares

In his Angelus address, the pope posed a question: “How do we bring the good news of the Gospel to... Read more

Hundreds of pro-abortion demonstrators tried to block a monthly pro-life march and prayer vigil at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Lower Manhattan on July 2, 2022, setting off a tense confrontation.

PHOTOS: Heated abortion confrontation in NYC

Jul 3, 2022

By CNA Staff

Pro-abortion demonstrators tried to block a pro-life prayer vigil at an abortion clinic in Lower Manhattan Saturday, setting off a... Read more

Pope Francis celebrated Mass for Rome’s Congolese community in St. Peter's Basilica on July 3, 2022.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the Congolese rite: ‘Peace begins with us’

Jul 3, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope began his homily with the word, “esengo,” which means “joy” in Lingala, the Bantu-based creole spoken in parts... Read more

Father Mike Schmitz is the host of the podcast "the Bible in a Year," produced by Ascension.

Father Mike Schmitz's next podcast, 'Catechism in a Year,' starts Jan. 1

Jul 2, 2022

By CNA Staff

The new podcast will be free on all streaming platforms, as well as on the Hallow prayer app. Read more